“Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.”
This quote is from President Harry Truman. I (Tom) made it until age 30 before I developed the discipline of reading (i.e., other than Sports Illustrated and the sports section of the local newspapers). One of my running buddies was always talking about the most recent book he had read, and his enthusiasm was contagious. Before long, I had become a “real” reader, too.
We highly recommend incorporating a reading program into your daily routine. It is amazing what a difference it can make in expanding your knowledge base and broadening your view. We are currently reading a book about the pre- and post-Depression eras, called Forgotten Man. The similarities between FDR and President Obama are amazing. We have come to realize that there may, in fact, be nothing new under the sun.
We would recommend starting by reading about something you are interested in. There are some really cool books on leadership, written by great coaches, for example. Just do it!
You can find my book list(.docx) on the resources page.